Our commitment to CSR
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an indispensible element of DTEK’s business. The company’s products have a clear social significance and the day-to-day lives of millions of people depend on their quality.
DTEK devotes serious attention to CSR precisely because of this, on the basis that its success depends on medium- to long-term solutions for sustainable development and the knowledge of how to implement them.
DTEK’s socially responsible approach to business is based on the following principles:
- meeting the needs of consumers of our products in a professional manner;
- scrupulous observance of the law;
- ensuring workplace safety and investing in human potential;
- care for the environment;
- effective investments in production aimed at increasing DTEK’s competitiveness in the interests of the Company and society;
- taking into account the expectations and opinions of all stakeholders, a systematic approach to building trust-based and mutually beneficial relationships with them on an ethical basis;
- investment in local communities, particularly by creating mutually beneficial social partnerships in the regions where DTEK operates;
- openness and transparency, development of social reporting.
When working systematically in these areas, DTEK strives to work in accordance with international CSR standards, while remaining a domestic employer and social investor, aiding the social and economic development of the regions where it operates, and not replacing the functions of the state.
The principles of CSR are relevant for all of DTEK’s business processes. The Company applies them at all levels of management, both at the strategic planning stages and in everyday work. As regards risk management, the unconditional observance of basic principles serves as an effective instrument for preventing negative situations and minimising consequences. CSR is an indispensible element of the corporate system for business planning, including forecasting spending on social projects, as well as optimising and evaluating the rationale for such expenditures.
In 2007 DTEK joined the UN Global Compact, thus adhering to the charter’s ten principles relating to human rights, labour relations, environmental protection and combating corruption. In 2009 DTEK also headed the working group on human rights of the Compact’s Ukrainian network.